Backup your gift cards

Did you know that over 8 billion dollars in gift cards will go unused this year?  They get lost; you forgot you had them; you don't have them when you need them; you get the idea.  Don't let that happen to you by backing up your gift cards. Continue reading

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Written by W. Curtis Preston (@wcpreston). For those of you unfamiliar with my work, I've specialized in backup & recovery since 1993. I've written the O'Reilly books on backup and have worked with a number of native and commercial tools. I am now Chief Technical Architect at Druva, the leading provider of cloud-based data protection and data management tools for endpoints, infrastructure, and cloud applications. These posts reflect my own opinion and are not necessarily the opinion of my employer.

Friends & Family Computer Recommendations (Updated 10/09)

After hanging up on the 50th phone call where I recommend personal computer stuff to friends and family, I figured I’d do the same for my backupcentral friends. This blog entry will highlight what I think you should do at home to ensure a nice smooth computing experience — and yes — to make sure it’s all backed up. I’ll also mention a few things I don’t think you should do. Continue reading

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Written by W. Curtis Preston (@wcpreston). For those of you unfamiliar with my work, I've specialized in backup & recovery since 1993. I've written the O'Reilly books on backup and have worked with a number of native and commercial tools. I am now Chief Technical Architect at Druva, the leading provider of cloud-based data protection and data management tools for endpoints, infrastructure, and cloud applications. These posts reflect my own opinion and are not necessarily the opinion of my employer.

NetWorker DIDN'T mess up an old feature

According to a recent post on the NetWorker discussion list, EMC messed up a long standing default behavior of NetWorker.  I didn't believe it, and it turns out I was right. 😉
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Written by W. Curtis Preston (@wcpreston). For those of you unfamiliar with my work, I've specialized in backup & recovery since 1993. I've written the O'Reilly books on backup and have worked with a number of native and commercial tools. I am now Chief Technical Architect at Druva, the leading provider of cloud-based data protection and data management tools for endpoints, infrastructure, and cloud applications. These posts reflect my own opinion and are not necessarily the opinion of my employer.

Deduplication maturity (updated 06-08)

Customers and audience members often ask about the maturity of deduplication. Is it mature?  Are all products mature?  Should you buy it now or wait?  I thought that would make a nice blog entry. Continue reading

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Written by W. Curtis Preston (@wcpreston). For those of you unfamiliar with my work, I've specialized in backup & recovery since 1993. I've written the O'Reilly books on backup and have worked with a number of native and commercial tools. I am now Chief Technical Architect at Druva, the leading provider of cloud-based data protection and data management tools for endpoints, infrastructure, and cloud applications. These posts reflect my own opinion and are not necessarily the opinion of my employer.